Winchester

Winchester

Winchester

Helen Mirren is haunted firearm heiress Sarah Winchester in this mystery thriller from the Speirig brothers (Jigsaw, Predestination).

Sarah Winchester (Mirren) is convinced that she is haunted by the souls killed at the hands of the Winchester repeating rifle. After the sudden deaths of her husband and child, she throws herself into the construction of an enormous mansion designed to keep the evil spirits at bay. But when skeptical San Francisco psychiatrist Eric Price (Jason Clarke, Everest) is dispatched to the estate to evaluate her state of mind, he discovers that her obsession may not be so insane after all.

2018Rating: M, Supernatural themes & violence99 minsUSA, Australia
HorrorMysteryThrillerTrue Story & Biography

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Flicks, Aaron Yap

Flicks, Aaron Yap

In retrospect, the brief spark of ingenuity that the Spierig Brothers exhibited in 2014’s lovably loopy Predestination probably had more to do with the conceptual ballsiness of Robert A. Heinlein’s source text than anything. With a recent lacklustre attempt at franchise revival in Jigsaw, and now this goofy ghost thriller, it’s become even clearer that they’re the undistinguished genre travellers that they’ve always been: clearly big, avid fans of sci-fi and horror, with little of consummate craft nor consistent vision of their heroes.

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Variety

Variety

Sarah may not be crazy, but the film seems slightly nuts.

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Total Film

Total Film

There's a great film to be made out of the Winchester story, but sadly this isn't it.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Ho-hum apparitions appear and disappear without a trace. Ms. Mirren and her representatives are probably hoping the movie will do likewise.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

A staggeringly pointless supernatural non-chiller featuring some very tiresome jump scares.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

It shouldn't happen to anyone, much less a Dame - not a movie of such barreling awfulness that it strands the great Helen Mirren in a gothic house of cards that collapses on actors and audiences alike.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Having laid out an unusually intricate and politically charged puzzle, "Winchester" proceeds to solve it in the clunkiest, most perfunctory way imaginable.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Winchester draws on a fascinating true story but then simplifies and sensationalises it to fit creaky, clunky horror conventions.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

You’d think this was a surefire success. Sadly, you’d be wrong.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Despite an intriguing premise, Winchester misses the mark. Its anti-gun message is a shot in the right direction, but lazy fright tactics and a contradictory ending leave it firing blanks.

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